When you want students to complete a Nearpod lesson as an assignment and see all of the data in the Speedgrader, you will want to add the Nearpod lesson to your assignment as an external tool! When you add a Nearpod lesson as an assignment in Canvas students will not need a code or a link. They will be able to click on the assignment and be able to join the Nearpod lesson right away. Their name will be auto-populated from their name in Canvas when they join.

  1. Create a new assignment or click on a current assignment you have created from your modules or your assignment tab.
  2. Click “edit” in the top right-hand corner of the preview of the assignment.
  3. Optional: Add instructions in the rich content editor, add points, add to assignment group and/or change how the grade is displayed.
  4. Click on “submission type” and from the drop-down choose “external tool”.
  5. Click on “find”.
  6. Browse the external tools and click on Nearpod (it will be in alphabetical order).
  7. This will open up all of your lessons that you have either created or added from Nearpod’s library to your library. 
  8. Hover over the lesson you want to add with your mouse or trackpad and click on either Live Participation or Student-Paced
  9. This will bring you back to the list of external tools and then click on “select” at the bottom.
  10. If you so choose, add a due date and an available to and from date.
  11. When you are finished, click save or save & publish (if it’s ready for students to view).
  12. To complete the assignment, students will click on the assignment, click join lesson (their name will be auto-populated from their name in Canvas), and complete the Nearpod lesson as they normally would. 

Note: All reports will be in Speedgrader as well as in your reports in your Nearpod account.

Accessing reports via Canvas Speedgrader

Once students complete the Nearpod assignment, you can access the reports and assign a grade using Speedgrader in Canvas.

  1. Click on the assignment that you want to view the report data.
  2. Select “Spreedgrader” on the top right corner.
  3. Review the PDF report of individual student data and provide a grade and a comment if you’d like.
  4. You can click on the arrow next to the student name to scroll through all of your student reports seamlessly and quickly.